Westland Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Boiler Repair’

Signs of Problems with Your Boiler

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Boiler technology is a very old and reliable form of heating for your home. In Avon Lake, boiler systems see a lot of use in many homes, and if properly maintained can last you for many years. Sooner or later, however, every appliance needs repairs and your boiler is no different. The sooner you can spot a potential difficulty, the faster you can get it addressed and possibly keep a small malfunction from turning into a bigger one at the same time. Her are a few signs of problems with your boiler.

  • Strange noises
    If air gets into the system or mineral build-ups appear in the boiler, you’re apt to hear strange gurgling, rattling or whistling noises.  The sounds can be a nuisance, but more importantly, they signal a significant problem with the boiler’s ability to function.
  • Leaks
    Leaks can appear anywhere in the system. You can spot some of them by puddles of water forming, but some leaks are too small to develop a drip. Instead, check the pressure gauge; if the water pressure is dropping you’ve probably got a leak somewhere.
  • No heat
    The most obvious sign that something is wrong with your boiler is the simple fact that it won’t generate heat. If could be any number of things, from a broken thermocouple to a valve failure to a lack of pressure in the pipes. It might even be a malfunctioning thermostat.
  • System keeps shutting down
    If the boiler shuts off unexpectedly before it’s heated the home the way it should. That can stem from low water pressure caused by a leak, a problem with the pump, or with a broken valve, among other reasons.

If you spot the signs of problems with your boiler – basically anything out of the ordinary – then you need to shut off the system and call in a trained plumber right away. For homeowners in Avon Lake, boiler repair can be conducted by the experts at Westland Heating and Air Conditioning. Pick up the phone and call us today to schedule an appointment with us for your next heating service repair in Avon Lake. You’ll be glad you did!

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Avon Heating Tip: 3 Common Boiler Problems

Monday, December 10th, 2012

If you think you may need a Avon heating repair for your boiler, it’s good to know some of the more common problems that can arise. Here at Westland Heating and Air Conditioning, we’ve listed three of the more common boiler problems, the causes, and what to do about them.

No Power

If your boiler has shut down, first check the emergency fuel switch. Sometimes this can get tuned of accidentally, or maybe it wasn’t turned back on after a service. Next, check the controls and pressure gauge to ensure that both are on the correct settings. Consult your owner’s manual if you aren’t sure how to check these. Lastly, check the fuse box for a blown fuse. Call a repair technician if none of these tips work.

Faulty Thermostat

Once you have checked to make sure you have power and that there are no blown fuses are blown, check your thermostat to ensure that it is on the right settings. If that checks out, turn it up a few degrees to see if it just needed to be turned up a little. If that doesn’t work, call a technician. You could have a faulty thermostat or a larger issue.

Clogged Pipes

Every boiler system has a series of pipes that run from your boiler unit to the hydronic radiant system, whether you heat with baseboards or radiant flooring. When there’s a clog, your boiler may not be providing an adequate amount of heat, or no heat all. This could be caused from sediment that hasn’t been flushed, and a technician will need to remedy the situation.

Call Westland Heating and Air Conditioning for all your Avon heating repair needs. We repair all makes and models of boilers throughout the service area, so call us any time for quality repair service!

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